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11 10, 2017

How to Get Corporate Social Responsibility Into the DNA of Your Business

By |October 11th, 2017|blog, Business, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on How to Get Corporate Social Responsibility Into the DNA of Your Business

Several years ago, two New York nonprofits decided to partner together and pursue corporate funding. One charity was an educational group that provided scholarship aid to students in the city so that they could attend schools that had a better performance record than the neighborhood public schools. The other organization took students from the same [...]

10 10, 2017

10 Questions To Ask Yourself for Nonprofit Innovation

By |October 10th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 10 Questions To Ask Yourself for Nonprofit Innovation

There’s a famous tech story about Steve Jobs related to innovation. One day he walked up to a developer’s desk and he placed a manila envelope on it. Then he said to the developer, “Make me a computer that fits in that.” What came out of that moment? The Macbook Air. Your Manila Envelope I’ve [...]

5 10, 2017

How to Get Your Nonprofit to More than 50,000 Followers

By |October 5th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on How to Get Your Nonprofit to More than 50,000 Followers

As the third quarter of the year begins to draw to a close and we head into the most generous time of the year, in no small part to Giving Tuesday, I'd like to expand on something that I did last year. Last year I sent out a newsletter, and I asked people that if [...]

3 10, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and Our Humanity

By |October 3rd, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence and Our Humanity

We hear and read about it everywhere these days. You hear people saying, “The future is now.” “We have to give way to technology.” “We’ll be better off and live better lives (maybe not even work) if we let AI do it.” Yes, technology is here, and we are living at the dawn of the [...]

28 09, 2017

YOU Can and Should Make a Difference

By |September 28th, 2017|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on YOU Can and Should Make a Difference

If you know me, then you realize I often say that there's a disaster happening in someone's life every day, and you might not even know it. As a nation, we've recently watched the heartbreaking images as Hurricane Harvey battered Texas relentlessly. People lost their lives, and many lost all of their worldly possessions. The [...]

26 09, 2017

5 Social Media Trends to Watch for 2018

By |September 26th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on 5 Social Media Trends to Watch for 2018

If you’re a nonprofit or social enterprise leader, it’s not too early to begin to anticipate what’s in store for 2018. The organizations that grow consistently are those that are looking through the windshield and not the rearview mirror. By this point, you are aware that technology and social media are developing and changing at [...]

21 09, 2017

How to Use Social Listening for Your Nonprofit Brand

By |September 21st, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on How to Use Social Listening for Your Nonprofit Brand

By now, you’re steeped in social media, which is an essential ingredient of your digital marketing for your nonprofit. But as with everything in life, you have to get a little deeper into the details. The paramount rule for nonprofit fundraisers is to create and develop relationships with their donors and supporters. As the adage [...]

19 09, 2017

How Would You Thank A Donor Who Gave You $1 Million?

By |September 19th, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on How Would You Thank A Donor Who Gave You $1 Million?

A few weeks ago I was on a telephone call with my team and a strategic partner, and we were talking about the changes that are happening (and need to occur) in philanthropy. I brought up a story that happened to a friend of mine, “Jaxson,” and I would like to share it with you [...]

14 09, 2017

Grip & Rip and Kick into Gear for Year-End

By |September 14th, 2017|blog, Business, news, personal|Comments Off on Grip & Rip and Kick into Gear for Year-End

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”  —Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO How have you spent [...]

12 09, 2017

In Memory of Uriel: A Guy Who Wanted to be in the Sun

By |September 12th, 2017|blog, news, personal|Comments Off on In Memory of Uriel: A Guy Who Wanted to be in the Sun

Today was the first day back for my team and me back in the office after Hurricane Irma. But, the relative destruction and inconvenience of the most recent hurricane in our area was in stark relief because we had news of the passing of a member of our team. Our team member, Uriel, passed away [...]